She could have recognized the potential for perceived bias and recused herself.
Being the fan of a team probably doesn't rise to the level that someone would have to recuse themselves. I've seen recusal used for professional, familial or financial interests being called into question, not rooting interest.
I would say that impartiality is the overriding concern, and it seems odd to me that her team benefits from the punishment whereas a division rival does not.
Ross Tucker said this AM that Goodell seems to make his penalty first then work backwards to justify it.
That makes sense in this case - Hardy got paid his full 13.1 M 2014 salary while playing one game out of 16 because he was on the Commissioner's exempt list. That seems like a mistake on Goodell's part, way too light because he was vacillating while he was trying to figure the whole domestic abuse thing.
So he adds on 4 games without pay over the 6 game guideline for a first offense. And I anticipate that Goodell will say that there are other prior incidents that just didn't end up in court (and he's correct, this thug has a pattern of this behavior).
It's like the Rice thing where Goodell was too light at first, heard the public outcry, then took Rice out for the year. Big difference between the now suggested 6 games and a whole season.
I'm not saying these second penalties are too harsh - personally I think Hardy should not be allowed to play at all this year- it's just that Goodell doesn't have a clue and now is trying to look tough because he botched these cases last year.
Alex Smith will play again for the Skins. When and how well is unknown.
cooley47: Goff continues to stink. The D has done their job.
Feb 3, 2019 20:44:51 GMT -5
rskin72: The Lambs O just cannot get into sync. Limited rush attack, and Goff is not in any rhythm at all
Feb 3, 2019 20:47:23 GMT -5
rskin72: sooner or later the Lambs D will give...or they will make a big play. Either way the Lambs D right now has to win the game for the team
Feb 3, 2019 20:48:56 GMT -5
cooley47: No guarantee you ever get back to this game. Sorry but Goff can’t get it done. McVay should consider getting a veteran QB in offseason.
Feb 3, 2019 20:49:40 GMT -5
rskin72: Wow....238 vs 80 yards of offense....
Feb 3, 2019 20:52:17 GMT -5
cooley47: And yet only down 3!
Feb 3, 2019 20:53:16 GMT -5
rskin72: Gotta be something different that will break a big play. Maybe special teams...
Feb 3, 2019 20:56:07 GMT -5
rskin72: Going quicker now
Feb 3, 2019 20:58:49 GMT -5
rskin72: maybe getting some confidence
Feb 3, 2019 21:00:51 GMT -5
kaiser: bs holding call...
Feb 3, 2019 21:25:36 GMT -5
cooley47: I thought it was a late hit in Goff
Feb 3, 2019 21:31:22 GMT -5
cooley47: Steratore is a Pats guy so he thinks good call
Feb 3, 2019 21:31:48 GMT -5
cooley47: Horrible throw
Feb 3, 2019 21:41:52 GMT -5
kaiser: well he goffed that up!
Feb 3, 2019 21:45:45 GMT -5
SkinsTim: A first round pick for a guy that was terrible last year and his team is ready to move on from? No chance. They'll be luck to get a 2nd or a 3rd. I'd give up a 2nd for him and call it a day.
Mar 4, 2019 10:39:49 GMT -5